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Soundview Executive Book Summaries® publishes summaries of the best business books of each year on leadership issues including leadership training, succession planning, leadership styles, influence, credibility, leadership skills, charisma, trust, accountability, transparency and more. These summaries will take your leadership skills to the next level.

  • Image of A Team of Leaders
    Image of A Team of Leaders

    Empowering Every Member to Take Ownership, Demonstrate Initiative and Deliver Results

    by Stewart Liff, Paul Gustavson

    With emphasis on the design of a team, A Team of Leaders offers a new way to energize groups of employees and improve performance. Authors Paul Gustavson and Stewart Liff present the Five-Stage Team Development Model, which outlines a set of characteristics of traditional teams and the progression to creating teams of people who think and act like leaders.

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  • Image of Head, Heart & Guts
    Image of Head, Heart & Guts

    How the World's Best Companies Develop Complete Leaders

    by Stephen Rhinesmith, Peter Cairo, David L. Dotlich

    In this summary, the authors, all from the world's leading executive-development firm, argue that traditional leadership development focuses too much on the "head," and that it is critical for companies to identify and integrate other capabilities into the development of leaders. This summary reveals the three most important leadership capabilities — the abilities to implement, emphasize and take risks — and tells how to put them in action.

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  • Image of Winning
    Image of Winning

    The Ultimate Business How-to Book

    by Jack Welch

    Winning goes beyond Welch’s memoir Jack, Straight From the Gut. In his latest book, Welch addresses his own management techniques honed during his tenure as CEO of General Electric. He includes an overview of cultural values, delves into hiring to explore what winners are made of, shares advice on crisis management, and looks at the external factors that can influence a company's success. Welch also takes a more personal turn, with an eye to individual career issues.

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  • Image of The Leader of the Future 2
    Image of The Leader of the Future 2

    Visions, Strategies, and Practices for the New Era

    by Frances Hesselbein, Marshall Goldsmith

    Ten years after the bestselling The Leader of the Future hit the stands, comes this collection of essays from thought leaders of yesterday and today. Read Peter Drucker’s thoughts on executive leadership, R. Roosevelt Thomas Jr.’s theory of diversity management, General Eric K. Shinseki’s metaphor of one-eyed kings, Marshall Goldsmith’s words on leading new age professionals, and much more.

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